X-men: First class (2010)


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X-Men: First Class (2010)

Director: TBA
Rated: Unrated
U.S. Opening Date: TBA 2010[/FONT]
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[FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]X-Men: First Class is expected to inject a next-gen sensibility into the superhero series. The studio has been leaning toward using the younger characters introduced in the previous films in future instalments - teenagers with powers taught at the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning.[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Resulting film would likely draw from elements of the Marvel Comic of the same name, launched in 2006, and enlist such characters as Iceman, Rogue, Angel, Colossus, Jubilee and Shadowcat, who have appeared prominently or made cameos in prior pics.[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]In 2007, X-Men: The Last Stand screenwriter Zak Penn revealed he was attached to direct the spin-off.[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]He explained:[/FONT]
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[FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]"The original idea was to have me do a young X-Men spin-off, a spin-off of the young X-Men characters. But someone came up with a pretty interesting idea [...] it was this guy who worked with me named Mike Chamoy, he worked a lot with me on X3. He came up with how to do a young X-Men movie which is not what you'd expect."
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[FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] WE SAY[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Lots of secrecy on this one. [/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Considering that X-Men: The Last Stand made $459 million back in 2006 and the recent box-office success of Wolverine it is unsurprising that Fox is going to cash in some more with spin-offs like this one![/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Word has it that the movie will have little to do with the 2006 X-Men First Class comic book series, but will instead focus on lesser known teen characters from the X-Men “universe.”[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Okay, we have a suspicion that if you think Sky High, but with X-Men rejects you’ll have a good idea of what to expect. Casting teenager unknowns instead of the likes of Hugh Jackman2.gif and Halle Berry (is there anyone still out there that still remembers that she actually won an Oscar at one point?) will save a bundle on salaries, so the whole thing reeks of studio avarice to be honest.[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]But still, it shouldn’t be too bad: the X-Men Evolution animated series tended to focus on younger X-Men unknowns and that was okay-ish . . . sorta.[/FONT]